Word of the day

The word for today is…

chinwag (noun) – (Informal British) a chat or gossipy conversation.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Chinwag sounds like a word that Abraham Lincoln used or maybe even coined during his youth on the “far northwest” frontier of Illinois. Actually chinwag is a British colloquialism that first appeared in Punch, the English satirical magazine. Chinwag is more common in British, Irish, and Australian English than in Canadian or American English.


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